Delivery Driver Dani Killed in Truck Accident in Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY -- August 4, 2022, Dani, a delivery driver, was killed as the result of an accident where a truck hit him on Morgan Avenue.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:30 a.m. along Morgan Avenue at Meadow Street in the East Williamsburg area.
Initial reports said that a 30-year-old delivery driver, identified by locals as "Dani", was on a motorcycle northbound on Morgan Avenue. At Meadow Street, a flatbed reportedly made a left turn onto Morgan, somehow resulting in a collision.
Due to the collision, Dani sustained fatal injuries. No charges have been filed at this time, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Commentary on Delivery Driver Dani Truck Accident in Brooklyn
While it isn't entirely clear what happened here, I have some concerns. The images I can find of this intersection show that Morgan has the right-of-way while Meadow has a stop sign. If those images are up to date, does that mean this truck simply cut off the victim?
There is no shortage of advocacy groups in New York espousing the dangers of being on smaller vehicles in New York. Bikes, motorcycles, scooters, and other such vehicles appear to be at the mercy of larger vehicles, and my experience tells me this may be yet another example of this.
While reports say there are no criminal charges here, that doesn't mean it will stay that way, and it doesn't mean no one is responsible for this man's death. I think more thorough investigations into these events will show that steps could have been taken to avoid this tragedy. Who should have taken those steps and who is ultimately responsible will depend on the evidence.